Bask in Panoramic Views | Cathedral Ambiance | Lush Gardens in the Country

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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Guests - PLEASE include a PHONE # if you inquire so we may personally touch base with you if you are interested in our home. We call every guest prior to booking and are unable to accept a booking with no phone #. Thank You!
We are appreciative of you choosing our home when you have so many to consider.
People often ask us why we open up our home. We believe that hospitality is a gift. We have a long history of sharing/opening our home to people and we feel that our blessings are here to share. Our goal of opening our home is to let others enjoy what we have been given. The resources generated also allow us to be available to help home school our grandson! We enjoy meeting guests from all over and know that a little time away in the open spaces of Tesuque will restore them! Join Us!

FEELING: Our guests describe the feeling of the property as Cathedral - like. Both inside and out. The pitched hand hewn viga ceiling, portal windows and panoramic views all work together to offer a spiritual experience for our guests.
Serenity, solitude and ample space await in this well appointed 1 bedroom/ 1 full bath home with breathtaking views of Tesuque and the Sangre de Cristos.

ARCHITECTURE: Panoramic Views of the Sangre de Cristo's demand Indoor / Outdoor living in this Single Story Pitched Roof Northern New Mexico style architecture. Featuring 20 foot cathedral ceiling, 2 viga fireplace(1 uses candles only), open floorplan, a large portal with ample seating, including a napping daybed or hammock, allow guests to enjoy stunning sun rises and sunsets any time of year.

SETTING: This home is located in a very private setting at the end of a gated road with immediate access to the Santa Fe National Forest. The property backs up to Val Kilmers' former ranch which is an animal sanctuary now housing a vast array of livestock and animals in a Luxury setting! The very best of all worlds with easy access to Santa Fe, skiing, Opera, hiking, biking and many nearby amenities including The Tesuque Market, Four Seasons Resort, Bishops Lodge Resort, Shidoni Foundry and Glenn Green Gallery.

AMENITIES: Guests enjoy a well appointed kitchen, open floorplan, radiant heat, flagstone patio's, deck and gardens all around! Comfortable furniture includes 9ft down sectional sofa, relax the back automated recliner, Z Gallery leather recliner, dual control tempurpedic beds, 60" flat screen tv, indoor/outdoor surround sound and ample sitting areas on the portal, patios and grounds.

The home hosts many of the owner/artist paintings (hassongallerydotcom) and gives an expansive sense of the artistic community that is Santa Fe.

ACCESS: Sited on a 1 Acre parcel with plenty of parking. An AWD vehicle is recommended in weather. Home is about 1/4 mile up a dirt road which is typically very manageable and easily walked if there is unexpected weather.

This is a very special place that provides relaxation, memories and peaceful enjoyment to all who visit and our guests return regularly.

NOTE: Private owner suite and art studio are on site and owners provide hospitality services ranging from 'b and b' style to 'leave me alone' to somewhere in between according to guest requests. If owners are traveling - an assistant is available to help guests if needed.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Our home is suitable for mature, responsible adults. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • ONE KING BED: Our Home can accommodate 2 people. We are able to pull the bed apart into two XXL Twins to accommodate travel mates. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED THIS OPTION so we may prepare properly. The master bedroom is comfortable with ample closet space and a full dresser. We also offer a suitcase rack. The bed is a dual control tempur pedic adjustable bed - king size. We have many different pillows and down comforters in winter. The linen closet is full of additional linens. Side tables, flat screen TV, bookshelf, and chair also appoint the room. The curtains include black out panels allowing good napping during your stay. This room backs up to the open spaces and is quiet. Sweet Dreams!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Full Bath with shower/tub combo and tile floor and counters provides ample space to get ready. Full linen closet in the bath provides a selection of towels as well as back stock on toilet paper, paper towels, tissues etc. There is always a box of sundries on the counter for our guests to use. Enjoy!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have priced our property at an affordable rate and offer every amenity possible including concierge and guest services in order to create a memorable stay to responsible guests who will enjoy this relaxing atmosphere. With immediate access to trails, biking, resorts, fine art, opera and exceptional dining...we know you will enjoy your time with us....moreless


  • Games:

    Yatzee, Scrabble, Cards are in the living room on the book shelf....moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD Player and huge CD Library. IPOD on site....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Yes, we have indoor / outdoor speakers and pandora via streaming or i dock is available. We also have dozens of cds....moreless

  • Television:

    Yes - one in the Living Room and one in the Master. We use an antenna and get all the local channels-about 10 content rich channels. HDMI Cable also provided to connect to laptop for streaming....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD library....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Our home is set up to host full service formal dinner parties. We have 5 various seating areas inside and out. The two of you will not be at a loss of places to dine. :) No events/parties please....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Lives happily next to the washer in laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We have 2 Kiva fireplaces...but the one in the kitchen is only for candles...which are stocked. There is wood ready for the living room fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes - a secure wireless connection....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Full linen closet is stocked with fine linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Beautiful sweeping 20 foot hand set viga ceilings and tile floors. Ceiling fan, fireplace, 9 foot down sectional sofa (slip covers change with bookings from light to dark to avoid damage)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Gravel Parkway with defined guest space...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is NO TELEPHONE on the property! We use cell phones and get good reception with Verizon. ATT service is sketchy all over Santa Fe. Skype works well if you bring a laptop....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach, bath, bath sheets, hand towels, wash clothes are all stocked....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In private laundry room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    I don't think anyone has more sets of dishes, silverware, linens or entertainer accouterments than I do. We have entertained thousands of - we use them all! :) ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well appointed kitchen with plenty of prep space, corian counters, walk in pantry and full access to anything needed. We are both cooks, so the kitchen is stocked with just about anything a chef needs...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    We have a large toaster/convection oven which is all we ever need to use. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    This is our home and it is stocked with all the basics. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    LG Stainless french door and pull out freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas Stainless stove/oven combo....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster/Oven - stainless...moreless


  • Balcony:

    We have Portals in Santa Fe and ours is lovely....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Flagstone patios throughout and Azek Lounging deck....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are several well known Golf Resorts Nearby. Black Mesa & Towa are nearby. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    In Summer, guest can rents kayaks and canoes with local vendors or hire rafting guides and enjoy the Rio Grande and other local rivers. We do not recommend going on the rivers without a professional....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Ample gardens surround the home....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    One Weber Deluxe Charcoal Grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Santa Fe Ski Mountain is 20 minutes away. Taos is 1 hr and 15 minutes....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Community Tennis Courts are 7 miles down the road at Fort Marcy Community Center...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 1 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Exit Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%


PLEASE INCLUDE A PHONE # with inquiry. Home sleeps up to 2 adult guests only.

We are unable to accommodate pets, smoking, drugs, excessive drinking, parties etc.

Owner suite & art studio are on sight, however, our guests do not usually see us unless they request assistance.

This is a very quiet/serene property seeking same in our guests.

We have a small well behaved female Australian Shepard on the property.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe (20 miles) or Albuquerque
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tesuque Village Market
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Black Mesa
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Railrunner connecting to Amtrak
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
599 and 84/285
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tesuque Village Market
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Santa Fe

Car: Necessary

Tesuque is 7 miles north of Santa Fe and an hour away from Taos. Los Alamos is 30 minutes away and the Tesuque Pueblo is just up the road. The Four Seasons - Rancho Encantada resort is 3 miles away and offers Terra as another place to dine close by. Gabriels is also 7 minutes up the road. Several well known galleries and sculpture gardens are here in the village. Tesuque is a launch point for mountain & road biking, hiking, eco tours and forest access. Once in Santa Fe...the dining and activity options are literally unlimited with over 300 galleries and over 400 restaurants. Enjoy museums, theater, Opera, Ballet, Concerts, 4 seasons of activities, sightseeing and ongoing events all year long! Please check santafe[dot]org for the local calendar of events!


Owner info

About the owner: We look forward to speaking with you about the possibility of staying at the 'Chez Valerie'. We welcome you to message us with a phone # if you have any questions about the home or booking a trip to Santa Fe! We will respond promptly and answer any questions honestly to be sure you are choosing the best option for your vacation. We are fellow travelers and with a background in Inn keeping, Hospitality, Fine Art and Real Estate - we attempt to anticipate every detail of your stay. We both enjoy the location of the home because of the immediate access to the SF National Forest right out our front door and ease of access to all things Santa Fe. We love to hike, bike, swim and Santa Fe allows us to enjoy our interests. Randy is a professional artist who travels and teaches throughout the country and internationally. You can see some of his work in the home. Valerie has been working in hospitality for the past several years in Santa Fe and loves hosting guests. She is a retired CA and NM Real Estate Broker. We have been married 32 years. We enjoy being together, traveling and spending time with family & friends. We know you have many choices in Santa Fe for lodging, but we really believe that our home offers something special. It is a sanctuary to all who get to experience it and we feel fortunate to have found it and more fortunate to have the opportunity to share it with others. Welcome!

Why the Owner Chose Santa Fe, NM, USA:
We purchased our home after living in Santa Fe for 7 years and falling in love with it. We owned and operated a fine art gallery for that entire time and enjoyed being in town for business, but when it came time to purchase a home...Tesuque offered us the privacy and convenience we wanted. The absolutely beautiful country drive to and from the home on Bishops Lodge Road. We love the village feel, the Tesuque Village Market, the private drive and a not too long, old fashioned dirt road! Living at the end of the road with complete serenity and panoramic views creates a peaceful environment deserving of what is now our semi - retirement. Tesuque is an historic place that has special meaning to generations of Native Americans, Hispanic and Anglo populations who all work together to preserve her rural setting.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the Northern New Mexico architecture and the large portal that overlooks the pinon and juniper forest right out our door. Everywhere you look are quaint spots to sit and enjoy the outdoor spaces. Flagstone patios, settees, lounge chairs, the hammock and daybed all tell you that our priority is RELAXATION, comfort and fresh air! When you walk in the sweeping hand hewn viga ceilings will astound you. The well appointed kitchen and comfortable furnishing will draw you in. The gorgeous light enhances sunrises and sunsets and you will want your camera ready! We love to share our home and hospitality with respectful, clean and courteous people who will be grateful to be here and enjoy Santa Fe at her finest. We find that a certain kind of soul is intrigued by 'the city different' and we look forward to welcoming visitors and sharing our town with them. If you are like may never leave!

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  • Welcome!!


  • Summer Days...

    Summer Days...

  • Living Room with Hand Set Vigas

    Living Room with Hand Set Vigas

  • Comfy Seating

    Comfy Seating

  • Spaces to visit and dine.

    Spaces to visit and dine.

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Master


  • Winter Panoramic

    Winter Panoramic

  • Summer Panoramic

    Summer Panoramic

  • The Skies are always a show.

    The Skies are always a show.

  • Holidays in Tesuque

    Holidays in Tesuque

  • The Gardens

    The Gardens

  • Chez  Valerie

    Chez Valerie

  • Open Floorplan

    Open Floorplan

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Dining


  • The skies changes daily

    The skies changes daily

  • Enjoy the Portal any season!

    Enjoy the Portal any season!

  • Our Australian Shepherd - Lolly in the Hollyhocks!

    Our Australian Shepherd - Lolly in the Hollyhocks!

  • Fall View

    Fall View

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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